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Legal Resources Major Orders & Regulations Order Nos: 607, 607-A and RM98-1-002

Off-the-Record Communications
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In Order No. 607 TIF (issued September 15, 1999), the Commission revises its rules concerning communications between persons outside the Commission and the Commission and its employees. The revised regulations, presented here in reverse chronological order, are designed to clarify ambiguities in the existing ex-parte rules, and to provide better guidance on what communications to and from the Commission are permissible and what communications are prohibited.

  November 17, 2006 - A review of the Commission’s ex parte communications rules and practices by Richard J. Pierce Jr., Lyle T. Alverson Professor of Law at George Washington University, author of the most frequently cited treatise on administrative law. The U.S. Supreme Court has relied on his writings in a dozen opinions Read More PDF

July 25, 2003 - Investigation of Terms and Conditions of Public Utility Market-Based Rate Authorization, EL01-118-000, 104 FERC ¶ 61,132 PDF

May 8 , 2003 - Order Denying Rehearing; Communications with Commission-Approved Market Monitors, RT03-1-001, 103 FERC ¶ 61,151 PDF

January 16, 2003 - Communications with Commission-Approved Market Monitors, RT03-1-000, 102 FERC 61,041 PDF

December 20, 2002 - Statement of Administrative Policy on Separation of Functions, PL02-5-000, 101 FERC 61,340 PDF

March 18, 2002 - Order on Rehearing; State-Federal Regional Panels and Clarifying Order 607, RM98-1-003, 98 FERC 61,309 PDF

December 21, 2001 - Order 623 PDF, was issued to ensure that the regulations do not impede the Commission's ability to quickly address issues relating to national security which may arise within the context of pending proceedings and its ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive security-related information

November 9, 2001 - State-Federal Regional Panels and Clarifying Order 607, RM98-1-002, 97 FERC ¶ 61,182 PDF

November 9, 2001 - Commission Order clarifying Order No. 607 and the establishment of State-Federal regional panels to address RTO issues, 97 FERC ¶61,182 PDF

November 21, 2000 - Order 607-A TIF, Regulations Governing Off-the-Record Communications (Order on Rehearing and Clarification)

November 21, 2000 - Order 607-A TIF, issued clarifying Order 607

October 4, 1999 - Errata Notice TIF issued